One of a healthcare facility’s greatest resources is its staff. Each organization is affected by the quality of care delivered by the staff, as their decisions and behaviors can make the difference between an average department and a great one (Studor Group, 2011). Consequently, the selection of staff is one of the greatest decisions made by the nurse leader. This decision may affect not only patient satisfaction scores but also the satisfaction of staff and physicians. The selection of staff is one that the nurse leader must make carefully and seriously.
Nursing Shortage According to Nictitas, Middaugh, and Aries (2106), nurses are the largest segment of the healthcare workforce and are indispensable when it comes to quality patient care, patient safety, and patient satisfaction. It is projected by 2020; there will be a shortage of over 500,000 nurses (Nictitas, Middaugh & Aries, 2016). A shortage of this magnitude will have a negative impact on our healthcare system. This paper will attempt to reflect on the issues that have resulted in the nursing shortage and discuss the future of the nursing profession.
The structure allows the nurse managers to form trusting relationships with staff and this allows open lines of communication between leaders and nurses. The nurses know they are valued deeply by each of the nurse leaders. The organizational structure does not hinder the nurse leaders in any way. They have a great balance of working with those above them and below them on the leadership chain. Their communication is effective and teamwork and collaboration are heavily emphasized.
Nurses are uniquely positioned to be present at virtually every level of our health care system, nurses work at the community centers, clinics, hospitals and nurses are also present not only as bedside clinicians but also at the level of management, in the form of nurse managers, supervisors all the way up to the Director of nurses. We have a unique vantage point of the real state of affairs of our health care system, with the push for higher education and training, nurses will start to occupy more influential
The Nursing profession currently consists of more than 3 million members. It is the nation’s largest segment of the health care labor force. The importance of their contribution to a medical system is concealed in the fact that they span many domains - from hospitals & health clinics to public health centers. Their varying educational attainments allow serving the miscellaneous needs of the communities ranging from direct patient care to scientific research. Many studies have shown that, coupled with the capable leadership, nurses can improve the efficiency of hospital care.
Thesis: Nurse Turnover is a challenge for both hospital administration and the quality of the health care service which is being provided. As a result, it is necessary to implement strategies which increase nurse retention in health care settings. Experienced Registered Nurse is a nurse with college/university education with one year or more of experience in a specific nursing practice area; Nurse retention/turnover is measured as the percentage of nurses who left their position or transferred (voluntarily or not); The status of the existing problem: - The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) projected a nursing shortage of nearly 11 000 fulltime nurses in 2007 and 60 000 in 2022 (Lartey, Cummings & Profetto-Mcgrath, 1028); - The hospital lose
There is a need for greater reimbursement for nurse staffing for health care organizations. Nurses make up the bulk of medical personnel and are the frontline caregivers and health care providers. I agree with many experts’ opinion that adequate nurse staffing results in favorable patient outcomes and must therefore be financially supported. Dunham-Taylor (2015), argues that “effective workforce management is a key factor contributing to organizational success” (Dunham-Taylor, 2015). Moreover, the author asserts that adequate nurse staffing leads to better patient outcomes, better reimbursement, positive patient satisfaction scores, greater workforce satisfaction, increase employee retention, financial success and organizational stability
(Nursing Times). Nursing is gaining influence in all aspect of healthcare practice, therefore it is important for nurses to develop good leadership skills at the early stage of their practice which is the key to all nursing career and nurse managers can become good leaders with effective training and enhancement of their skills in leadership. Most nursing managers are tossed around by their leaders when they themselves are leaders in their capacities. A nursing manager aspiring to become a leader must be committed to excellence and passion for patient’s advocacy, employee’s protection and be a role model, living by example.
Specifically, 1) We explain and analyze how well Barbara Norris done in her first month as a nurse manager and describe her management control approach to performance improvement. 2) We more specifically, evaluate the adequacy of changes Barbara Norris is trying to make. 3) We recommend an action plan for Barbara Noriss to improve staff 's performance.
Acting as a liaison between the nursing staff and other members of the administrative staff, they are often in high-level management roles. Though not in a direct patient contact role, they are often involved in the policy making within an organization affecting patient care (Ferguson-Pare, 2003). The nurse administrator meets the same competencies in the nine essential areas, but have additional competencies in organizational and system leadership, communication and relationship management, knowledge of health care environment, as well as business skills and principles (AONE,
However, there are certain strategies that can overcome these barriers. For instance, the nurse’s resistance to change and poor communication of objectives is overcome by constant communication of the benefits of this leadership style not just through word, but also through actions until they understand its
Week One Discussion Two Response to O 'Neill The addition of nurse leaders in the executive suite is essential in facilitating the perception that nurses are critical decision makers in the health care industry. Furthermore, it is imperative that a formal succession plan is incorporated in organizations to assure strategic leadership, quality care, and operational effectiveness incorporate nursing at the uppermost level of decision and influence (Trepanier & Crenshaw, 2013). The Chief Nurse Executive role is evolving as a tactical authority in acquiring a major influence on our nation’s health care delivery systems and clinical outcomes (Bradley, 2014). As health care shifts and changes, nursing must be at the forefront to assure optimal influence
This paper will discuss the organization, mission, vision, values, and goals of the organization I am currently employed at. The nursing mission of the organization will be discussed, in addition to the unit nursing mission and its consistency with the goals of the organization as a whole. How my work relates and contributes to the unit’s mission as well as strategies to strengthen the mission and vision will be included. Lastly, the nursing department structure will be discussed along with pros and cons of using that organizational model. Organization Mission, Vision, Values and Goals